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Top Guru-Held European Companies as of the Second Quarter

Monica Wolfe

Monica Wolfe

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By using the Aggregated Portfolio Screener, we filtered through the 51 highest rated gurus to find out what international companies they liked the best. The following companies are each held by 10 gurus as of the second quarter.

Sanofi (SNY)(XPAR:SNY)


Sanofi is the most held European stock with 18 gurus backing the company, with nine of these gurus coming from the aggregated portfolio of the top gurus. During the second quarter there were three gurus making buys into Sanofi and four were making sells of their position in the company.

The company’s top holders include:

1. Dodge & Cox: 44,151,787 shares, representing a 1.66% stake and 2.7% of their holdings.

2. Ken Fisher: 12,808,861 shares, representing 0.48% stake and 1.7% of his total holdings.

3. NWQ Managers: 5,607,262 shares, representing a 0.21% stake and 2.5% of their portfolio.

4. James Barrow: 5,199,519 shares, representing a 0.2% stake and 0.45% of his holdings.

5. Warren Buffett: 4,063,675 shares, representing a 0.15% stake and 0.24% of his holdings.

Sanofi is a French healthcare company that is primarily focused on patient needs and is engaged in the research, development, manufacture and marketing of healthcare products. The company is traded in France, Germany, Italy and the United States.

Sanofi’s historical revenue and net income:

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The analysis on the Sanofi reports that the revenue has been in decline over the past year, that the operating and gross margins have been in decline over the past few years and that the P/B ratio is nearing a 1-year low.

The company’s half year financial report noted:

· Total sales were €8,003 million, down 6.3%.

· Diabetes delivered growth of 16.2% to €1,621 million.

· Business EPS was €1.11, down 18.5%.

· The company expects that the FY2013 results will be down 7% to 10%.

The Peter Lynch Chart suggests that the company is currently overvalued:

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Sanofi has a market cap of $131.1 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $49.21 with a P/E ratio of 28.70, a P/S ratio of 2.90 and a P/B ratio of 1.70. The company had an annual average earnings growth of 8.9% over the past ten years.

Novartis AG (NVS)(XSWX:NOVN)

Novartis comes in second place with 17 gurus holding a position in the company. Over the past quarter there were two gurus making buys into the company and six making sells of their positions.

The company’s top holders include:

1. Dodge & Cox: 47,152,482 shares, representing a 1.93% stake and 4% of their total holdings.

2. PRIMECAP: 27,072,588 shares, representing a 1.11% stake and 2.7% of their total portfolio.

3. Ken Fisher: 5,627,125 shares, representing a 0.23% stake and 1% of his total holdings.

4. HOTCHKIS & WILEY: 2,137,631, representing a 0.09% stake and 0.75% of their total holdings.

5. Lee Ainslie: 741,689 shares, representing a 0.03% stake and 0.71% of his total portfolio.

Novartis provides healthcare solutions that address the evolving needs of patients and societies worldwide with a portfolio that includes innovative medicines, preventive vaccines and diagnostic tools, generic pharmaceuticals and consumer health products. Novartis is a Switzerland-based company and is also traded in

Novartis’ historical revenue and net income:

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The analysis on Novartis reports that the company’s operating margin is expanding, the price is close to a 10-year high, the dividend yield is at a 5-year low and that the revenue has slowed down in the past year.

The Peter Lynch Chart suggests that the company is currently overvalued:

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Novartis has a market cap of $187.22 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $76.51 with a P/E ratio of 19.80, a P/S ratio of 3.20 and a P/B ratio of 2.60. The company had an annual average earnings growth of 7.7% over the past ten years.

GuruFocus rated the company the business predictability rank of 4-star.

Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDS.A)

As of the second quarter there were 20 gurus holding a position in the company, with eight of these coming from the aggregated portfolio list. Over the past quarter there were 10 gurus making buys and seven gurus making sells of their holdings.

Royal Dutch Shell’s largest guru shareholders:

1. Dodge & Cox: 11,354,764 shares, representing a 0.36% stake and 0.86% of their holdings.

2. Richard Pzena: 6,113,781 shares, representing a 0.19% stake and 2.6% of his holdings.

3. Brian Rogers: 5,819,200 shares, representing a 0.18% stake and 1.5% of his total portfolio.

4. Jim Simons: 602,245 shares, representing a 0.02% stake and 0.1% of his total holdings.

5. Steven Cohen: 483,365 shares, representing a 0.02% stake and 0.17% of his holdings.

Royal Dutch Shell is an integrated oil and gas company. The company’s operating segment consists of Upstream, Downstream and Projects & Technology. Royal Dutch Shell is currently traded in the U.K., the Netherlands, the U.S. and Germany. Royal Dutch Shell is headquartered and based out of The Hague, Netherlands.

Royal Dutch Shell’s historical revenue and net income:

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The analysis on the company reports that the company’s revenue has been in decline over the past year, the price is nearing a one-year high, the operating margin is expanding and the dividend yield is at a 1-year high.

Royal Dutch Shell has a market cap of $205.82 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $65.38 with a P/E ratio of 8.60, a P/S ratio of 0.40 and a P/B ratio of 1.20. The company had an annual average earnings growth of 1.1% over the past ten years.

TE Connectivity (TEL)

There are currently 13 gurus that hold a position in TE Connectivity. During the second quarter there were four gurus buying in to TE Connectivity and there were seven gurus making reductions to their positions.

TE Connectivity’s top guru shareholders:

1. Dodge & Cox: 35,875,879 shares, representing an 8.68% stake and 1.9% of their holdings.

2. Charles Brandes: 9,546,231 shares, representing a 2.31% stake and 5.4% of his holdings.

3. Richard Pzena: 8,991,623 shares, representing a 2.17% stake and 2.7% of his holdings.

4. Bill Nygren: 4,686,000 shares, representing a 1.13% stake and 2.4% of his holdings.

5. HOTCHKIS & WILEY: 4,428,135 shares, representing a 1.07% stake and 1% of their holdings.

TE Connectivity, previously known as Tyco Electronics, designs and manufactures highly engineered solutions that connect and protect data and power. TE Connectivity is headquartered and operated out of Schaffhausen, Switzerland.

TE Connectivity’s historical revenue and net income:

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The analysis on TE Connectivity reports that the revenue has been in decline over the past year, the price is close to a 10-year high and the P/B and P/S ratios are also nearing 10-year highs.

The Peter Lynch Chart suggests that the company is currently overvalued:

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TE Connectivity has a market cap of $21.91 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $52.97 with a P/E ratio of 17.50, a P/S ratio of 1.70 and a P/B ratio of 2.80.

Tyco International Ltd (TYC)

Tyco International is currently held by 10 gurus as of the second quarter. During the previous quarter there were five gurus increasing their position in Tyco while five reduced their holdings and three sold out of the company completely.

Tyco’s Top Guru Shareholders:

1. Dodge & Cox: 28,034,850 shares, representing a 6.06% stake and 1.1% of their total portfolio.

2. Jean-Marie Eveillard: 3,654,820 shares, representing a 0.79% stake and 0.37% of his holdings.

3. Steven Cohen: 2,399,876 shares, representing a 0.52% stake and 0.43% of his total portfolio.

4. James Barrow: 2,011,204 shares, representing a 0.44% stake and 0.11% of his holdings.

5. Mario Gabelli: 1,941,993 shares, representing a 0.42% stake and 0.4% of his holdings.

The company is a global company that provides products and services to customers in various countries throughout the world. Tyco is a provider of security products and services, fire protection and detection products and services, valves and controls and other industrial products. Tyco International is based out of Schaffhausen, Switzerland.

Tyco’s historical revenue and net income:

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The analysis on the company reports that its dividend yield is nearing a 5-year low, the price is nearing a 10-year high, the revenue has been in decline over the past five years and the P/E ratio is nearing a 1-year low.

The company recently announced that had finalized its acquisition of Exacq Technologies. Tyco bought the company for $150 million in cash and the business is expected to generate annualized revenues in fiscal 2014 of approximately $75 million.

Tyco International has a market cap of $15.78 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $34.14 with a P/E ratio of 10.20, a P/S ratio of 1.50 and a P/B ratio of 3.30.

You can view more European favorites by checking out the Gurus’ aggregate portfolio here.

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